When I began to wade into the land of being a public person in a new city, it required me to get over insecurities of living life in a city where I had no history.
It is in this place where the war began to tear at my well being.
The jeolousy of others surfaced from hidden places with attacks with words, which added to my insecurity.
The critics and self-proclaimed coaches moved in to speak words of death over my life. The imperfections of my life were shouted from the mountain tops and passed around behind the scenes.
I recall a time when I walked around the corner and overheard a group of men laughing at my beginning efforts to launch into the land of writing, teaching and travel.
This was the most difficult, because I had no idea they felt this way. I considered them to be my friends.
It is years later as I write this, realizing when the lion roars it is the enemy trying to stop us in our tracks.
The words hurt, but they did not stop me from moving forward. I forgot about this incident, until I was scanning through past writing to use in my future leadership book and stumbled on what I share in this post.
Not long ago, I experienced a similiar situation. Only this time it was not a group, it was a phone conversation that I unintentionally overheard.
I was not mistaken that the conversation was about me. It was a lie, but I let it go, because it is important for me to stay focused on what is more important for me to handle in my life today.
Leadership Point- We must choose our battles wisely, and not allow others to distract us from what is more important.